MS Nutrition Prerequisites and Degree Requirements

Prerequisite Courses

To be considered for a master's degree in nutrition, applicants must have completed the following courses prior to application submission:

  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Anatomy*
  • Physiology*
  • Statistics*
  • Biochemistry*

*These courses may be taken concurrently to the MS Nutrition coursework, but will not count toward the degree.

Additional Application Requirements

In addition to the prerequisite coursework above, applicants to the MS Nutrition program are expected to meet the following requirements:

  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Bachelor's degree completed or will be completed in semester prior to enrollment. Any undergraduate major is acceptable.
  • For international students, TOEFL score of 90 or above, IELTS score of 7.0 or above, or Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 61 or above*

More information on applying to graduate programs in nutrition is available here.  For more information on University requirements for graduate applications, please visit the School of Graduate Studies' website.

*International applicants who do not meet the minimum language score requirement may be eligible for the Academic English Program (AEP).  To request more information, please click here or email

MS Nutrition Program Requirements

Information on requirements for what is required to earn a Master of Science degree in Nutrition can found in the University General Bulletin.